After a little over a year, it’s official: “Power Tools in the Sacred Grove”, the sequel to “Camp Arcanum”, is available. It has all the magick and twice the sex and power tools of the first volume.
After only a few weeks in Arcanum Ohio, Marc Sindri finds himself in love with Brenwyn the witch; hospitalized by Jeremiah Stone’s sex-conjured demon; and woefully behind in his construction deadlines to open the new renaissance faire by May first. Moving in with Brenwyn for protection from further supernatural attacks during his rehabilitation, Marc delegates the work on Arcanum Faire to his minions, Eleazar the ren faire libertine and Michael the overwrought artisan.
The path to the faire’s opening day is not smooth, obstructed by invisible tentacle demons, undead skinless bunnies, interference from OSHA and even the Vatican, but Marc slowly recovers. With luck, he will soon be healthy enough to lift a chainsaw or survive sex. Through a vegan Thanksgiving, a tool-bedecked Christmas, and lovers’ spats with a woman that can throw lightning bolts, Marc makes his way mostly unscathed.
If only his semi-erotic dream about hedgetrimmers and a sacred grove didn’t end up leaking into Brenwyn’s sleeping mind.
I am already currently working on the third book, its working title “The Beltane Faire”. It will prove to be as great a battle between Good and Evil as Pellenor Fields, if fought between reanimated road kill and renaissance faire performers.
I’ve been told by those who should know that book trailers don’t make a lot of difference in sales. Only those who produce them for large sums of money seem to believe in their efficacy. But, I’ve had friends who’ve done book trailers and I wanted one of my own, so there!
Every expense has been spare. The soundtrack is royalty-free music, instead of “Witch” by The Bird and The Bee which would have required negotiations with Sony and a butt-load of money to secure rights. The images are either my own photos or stock images. All of it was compiled on Microsoft Movie Maker.
It’s a cheap thrill, but it’s mine. Enjoy.
Like a Titan missile or some similar Weapon of Mass Destruction, I am now Intercontinental. My good friend in Perth WA Hilary Callaghan nee Radowick bought my novel Camp Arcanum, read it and then donated it to the Victoria Park library in my name. Now, denizens of that Perth suburb can check out Camp Arcanum and see that Arcanum Ohio, with its tree spirits, Qliphotic demons and undead skinless squirrels and bunnies, has metaphysical fauna just as spectacular as Australia’s. Thank you, Hilary!
In a related vein, I was recently solicited to purchase an online seminar on how to promote my work without whining, begging or stealing. The point is, there is NO way for an independent author to promote without begging or looking pathetic, so here it comes. If you have bought or read Camp Arcanum already, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and assorted other internal organs. Now, I fervently request that, where possible, you would post reviews on the web. Amazon, Goodreads or Library Thing are the highest profile sites, but personal book review blogs are always nice. This will allow me to increase my book’s profile, reach more people and convince my publisher to consider the sequel. Again, many thanks and watch out for the reanimated roadkill.